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By Kenan Usta | Gifs, videos, photos, paintings, illustrations and important events, opinions, longreads, news about museums, design, arts and literature.

Contemporary artist Jeff Koons finds a new canvas for his art

It’s got the most eye-catching colour palette you must have ever seen on a yacht, and sharp angles and clean lines that look better suited hanging on …

Jeff Koons

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Graffiti

David Bowie’s private art collection revealed for first time

Over 400 pieces from the icon’s private collection will tour the world before being put up for auction<p>David Bowie’s private art collection will be shown for the first time in a new exhibition, and then auctioned off for an expected £10 million.<p>The collection features work by Damien Hirst, …

David Bowie

How an 18th-Century Painting Illuminates a Hidden History of Gender Nonconformity

Dawson Carr had never seen anything like it. Carr, who serves as a curator at Oregon’s Portland Art Museum, was looking through a lineup of potential …

Gender

The 10 Most Expensive Women Artists

Behind every male artist there stands a woman denied her fair share of acclaim. Afterthoughts in the histories of the artistic movements they helped …

Artists

This Street Art Spotlights Iran's Religious Oppression

The journalist featured in Jon Stewart's Rosewater is trying to let Americans know about the plight of the Bahai in Iran.<p>Journalist Maziar Bahari remembers being shown re-runs of <i>Roots</i> as a child growing up in Iran. For decades, Iran’s leaders have used the African American experience of slavery and …

Iran

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Art

Banksy stencils destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne

Three stencils by the street artist Banksy have been destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne, bringing the number of works by the renowned artist wrecked on a single stretch of inner-city laneway to five in two years.<p>The stencils – of rats on the walls of ACDC Lane, off Flinders Lane – were …

Graffiti

The Most Expensive Gustav Klimt Paintings Sold at Auction

Schloss Kammer am Attersee II (1909)<p>The painting entitled <i>Schloss Kammer am Attersee II</i>, executed in 1909, belongs to the series of five Gustav Klimt …

Gustav Klimt

Jane Hugentober's art meditates on time and the female body

Delicacy and tenacity come together in Jane Hugentober's art much like her identities as mother, daughter and maker fuse into a single self. Life and work are matters of process, craft, handwork.<p>In her first solo show since earning her master’s of fine arts from UCLA in 2014, Hugentober fills the …

Art

Why the history of maths is also the history of art

When I was a graduate student in art history, I read many explanations of abstract art, but they were invariably inadequate and misleading. So after completing my PhD, I went on to learn the history of biology, physics, and astronomy, and to publish a book detailing how modern art is an expression …

Geometry

white doves for Syria

Next week, the work of a 140 artists from all over the world will be on exhibit at the Hamilton House exhibition space in Bristol. At first glance, …

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

The Art Newspaper has learned that a 14th-century Italian altarpiece from the National Gallery in London fell and broke in two in 1989. According to …

Art

Seven badass female artists who are changing the art world

Being an artist in America isn't easy, and being a female artist is even more difficult. But from photographers to painters to musicians, women …

These Paint-Mixing Videos Are Oddly Mesmerizing

There's just something so satisfying about swirling colors together.<p>The latest viral video trend on Instagram also happens to be an incredibly hypnotizing one: paint mixing. To make these popular videos, artists film themselves swirling, spreading and scraping different paint colors across their …

Art

A Neural Network Rendered Kubrick’s '2001' in the Style of Pablo Picasso | Motherboard

2001: A Picasso Odyssey from Bhautik Joshi on Vimeo.<p>Mash Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> with Pablo Picasso’s cubist style, run the whole thing through some deep neural networks, and what do you get? A psychedelic otherworld that looks like the musings of an AI that's been given free reign …

Art

Headless Rihanna at Berlin Biennale Emphasizes Celebrity Obsession

Rihanna’s body is now actually a work of art. At this year’s Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Colombian mixed media artist Juan Sebastián Peláez …

How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

One of Studio Ghibli’s best animators, Makiko Futaki, likely won’t be remembered for her very best work – one that’s influenced everyone from MJ to Kanye West<p>Ask anyone – Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film <i>Akira</i> is largely considered the most important animation of all time. OF ALL TIME, Kanye West will …

The Real Story Behind Brutalism

Phaidon's new book This Brutal World is a photographic ode to one of the most polarizing modern architectural movements.<p>"It's hard to love a brute," mused the podcast <i>99Percent Invisible</i> in an episode that aired last year. The sentiment certainly rings true as Brutalist buildings are among the most …

Architecture

Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat – the surprise Turkish bestseller

When it was first published in Istanbul in 1943, it made no impression whatsoever. Decades later, when <i>Madonna in a Fur Coat</i> became the sort of book that passed from friend to friend, the literary establishment continued to ignore it. Even those who greatly admired the other works of Sabahattin Ali …

This incredible 16-year-old artist is taking over Instagram

Instagram/ www.instagram.com<p>Not everyone can take their dreams and make them into something concrete. Artist Dimitra Milan is one of those people who …

San Salvador, Street Artists, Food Insecurity And 'Conect-Arte'

Six street artists took their social engagement a step further in El Salvador last month and taught youth some serious skills from the street.<p>Coming from Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, New York and New Jersey, this international crew took the time to share and teach about painting, art, and …

Street Art

India needs art in public spaces to create new social dialogues, says artist Aashish Singh Tyagi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Mumbai's Aashish Singh Tyagi is not just an artist but also a filmmaker and a designer. He has been part of films ranging from <i>Ek Chalis Ki Last Local</i> …

Mustang: A Cinematic Story of Sisterhood and Suppression

When Turkish-born, French-raised director Deniz Gamze Ergüven met fellow writer and director Alice Winocour – at the Cinéfondation workshop in 2011, …

This Chart Features Every Musical Instrument You Could Think of

Fancy yourself a music expert? Take a tour of Pop Chart Lab’s latest dive into euphonic equipment to see how many musical instruments you can really …

Cool

Quentin Tarantino confirms that all his films are connected

All of his characters inhabit two fictional universes<p><i>UPDATE: Tarantino revealed that one character in The Hateful Eight is related to someone in another of his films. We worked out who it is.</i><p>Fans have speculated for years over the hyper-violent universe that Quentin Tarantino’s characters inhabit. …

Quentin Tarantino

Crying and laughing through the making of Mustang

We talk to Deniz Gamze Ergüven about her new film and the five teen girls that are blowing audiences away<p>A story of five sisters effectively under house arrest in rural Turkey, many commentators immediately peg Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s <i>Mustang</i> to Sofia Coppola’s <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>, with its willowy, …

Ai Weiwei is making a film about the refugee crisis

The artist has already shot ‘over 600 hours’ of footage for the project<p>Ai Weiwei has announced his plans to release a film about the Middle Eastern migrant crisis next year.<p>The Chinese dissident artist – whose work has always heavily focused on human rights – has spent the last few months on …

Revealed: The secret to painting a portrait of 35 subjects

Gathered together in one room are some of the most distinguished naval and merchant shipping figures of the age.<p>At their centre stands the Duke of Edinburgh talking to Admiral Sir Jock Slater, while his daughter Princess Anne chats nearby to a former admiral of the fleet and the last captain of the …

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